Larimer County Jail Sales Tax Replacement (November 2011)

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A Larimer County Jail Sales Tax Replacement measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in Larimer County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 34,769 (44.18%)
  • NO 43,925 (55.82%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to replace two expiring .2 percent sales taxes with one tax set at a rate of .375 percent which would go towards funding jail operation and maintenance costs. Initially the county was going to renew the current two taxes, but then decided on replacing them with just one tax instead. If approved, the tax would have been in place for fifteen years and was estimated to be able to raise near $13.4 million a year. Supporters of the measure noted that because it was a sales tax, others that visit the county would also be paying into the tax if they make purchases, making the burden of law enforcement spread to more people.[2]

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Current Statewide

A 2013 statewide measure, Amendment 66, would authorize Colorado to increase taxes with an expected revenue increase of $950 million for school funding.[3]